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ciancia concealed in a bag. >> "he then approached tsa officer gerardo hernandez here who was standing there where those flowers are -- this is a prescreening area and shot him point blank, multiple times in the chest. he then got on this escalator." >> "the defendant is to then alleged to have begun walking away from the wounded tsa officer, going up escalator and then coming back down that escalator, to return and shoot the wounded officer again." >> reporter: "at the top of the escalator is the security checkpoint. at some point, he wounded two additional t-s-a officers and one passenger. this is the other side of the security checkpoint from here the gunman made his way deep into terminal 3. cell phone video captured the chaos as he neared the passenger gates." >> "people were running and getting knocked down. there was luggage everywhere. mayhem is the best way to describe it." >> reporter: we're speeding up this video so you can see his path as he wound through the terminal making his way to the gate area. ciancia had five loaded magazines a host of unspent ammo enough, says the
-old officer identified as gerardo hernandez was killed. the gunman has been identified. >> he's 23 years of age and a u.s. citizen, formerly a resident of new jersey. we're currently investigating his background and more about him. >> reporter: the incident raised questions about seconals the inside the airport. hundreds of flights to and from lax were affected throughout friday. hours after the incident many passengers remain frustrated. >> we were on the tarmac for five hours. first they moved us to international and then they said there was buses to take us off. >> reporter: we're hearing from sources that he was sending rambling text messages to his family members in new jersey complaining about his life here in l. a. the tsa individual who lost his life would have turned fort next week. >> the suspect's house in new jersey is believed to be the family home of this 23-year- old. there's reports his father had called the local police chief saying another family member had received a text suggesting he might take his own life. police began an investigation, but because he was over 21
-old paul anthony ciancia opened fire inside the airport killing 39-year- old tsa officer gerardo hernandez and wounding two others. law enforcement officials are now looking into a rant ciancia had on him at the time of the shooting. it referred to the new world order and had anti-tsa and anti-government claims. witnesses who encountered the suspect provided possible clues into what motivated the attack. >> the shooter was just calmly walking down the corridor, he had his gun and looked at me and said tsa? and i just shook my head, and he kept going. >> reporter: after the shooting the fbi served search warrants at the suspect's homes in l.a. and new jersey. law enforcement officials say ciancia, originally from pennsville township, new jersey sent text messages to family members there prior to the shooting. >> the text message was just a message to the little brother and the way it was written, they had some concern about it and that's when the brought to our attention. >> reporter: a neighbor of ciancia's in california says he can't believe ciancia could be the shooter. >> from knowing t
what happened. >> catherine: a t-s-a officer was killed. he's been identified >> catherine: as gerardo hernandez. several other people hurt including the gunman. he's been identified as paul ciancia - and is in police custody. stephanie elam is live in los angeles with the latest. >> catherine: stephanie?? >> reporter: the los angeles airport police chief said a man with an assault weapon approached a security check point in terminal 3. >> he continued shooting in the past the screener back into the airport itself. >> reporter: the first to die in the line of duty since the agency was created and 81. paul anthony cst and 24 years old and a citizen. currently investigating his background and more about him. >> reporter: especially in sprawling airport likelax. many portholes inside the airport and so many areas to secure. lax is one of those tough airport spiri. >> we were on the tarmac for five hours. first they said there were one to have buses take us off. >> reporter: the shooter according to a source was sending grambling text messages to his family stating that he was unhappy year
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